Careers

Howard Area Community Center is always seeking dedicated and compassionate people who want to help Rogers Park community members build better futures.

Employee benefits may include the following:

  • Generous paid time off
  • Twelve paid holidays
  • Extended medical bank
  • Health insurance (HMO and PPO)
  • Dental insurance (HMO and PPO)
  • Vision insurance (HMO and PPO)
  • Life insurance
  • Short-term disability
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • 403(b) retirement account
  • Family and medical leave

Equal Opportunity Statement

Howard Area Community Center (HACC) is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of HACC to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, ethnic origin, religion, gender, age, ancestry, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, arrest record, or any other legally protected status.

Title: Bilingual Case Manager II – Domestic Violence

Program/Department: Health and Human Services

Full Time or Part Time/Hours per week: Full Time

Approximately 40 hours per week

Salary: Available upon request

Last Date to Apply: June 15, 2020

Brief Description:

We are seeking a bilingual case manager to work with our domestic violence program. The case manager will provide legal advocacy, counseling, and case management services to domestic violence clients. Duties include conduct one-on-one and group counseling sessions, provide service referrals; conduct community outreach; accompany clients to court, liaise with client’s legal representation; and assist clients with completing orders of protection and other legal documents. The case manager will demonstrate fluency in English and at least one other language. Preferred languages include Arabic, Dari/Farsi, French, Haitian Creole, Kinyarwanda, Russian, Spanish, and Swahili.

Mandatory Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or comparable degree required; 

Two years’ experience in social services, preferred; 

Bilingual with the ability to translate documents accurately from English to another language. 

How to apply:

Email a cover letter and resume to Jason Kaiser at jkaiser@howardarea.org by June 15, 2020 with Bilingual DV Case Manager in the subject line.

HOWARD AREA COMMUNITY CENTER

Job Description

Job Title: Development Assistant

Status: Full Time

Department: Development

FLSA Status: Exempt

Reports to: Director of Development

SUMMARY

The Development Assistant plays a key role on the development team, supporting the implementation of the annual fund development plan by maintaining accurate records, ensuring that the daily operations of the department run smoothly, and assisting team members in carrying out specific tasks related to individual donor solicitations and appeals, special events, grant proposals and social media campaigns.  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND  RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve as a key contact for Little Green Light, our donor management system, including:
    • input new donations, 
    • generate timely gift acknowledgment letters, 
    • maintain and update individual and organizational donor records,
    • run reports, and
    • reconcile monthly development gift records with HACC Finance Department. records 
  • Provide logistical assistance for all special events, including the HACC Annual Benefit
  • Conduct donor research and create donor profiles in support of individual donor solicitations.
  • Support the development and submission of grant proposals and reports, including
    • data collection, 
    • maintaining and monitoring proposal and reports calendar and 
    • maintenance of grants records
  • Support social media and related marketing campaigns 
  • Draft agendas and meeting notes for Development Team and Fund Development Committee meetings and track follow up and action steps.

QUALIFICATIONS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  1. Previous experience in a human or social services organization, with experience with nonprofit fund development a plus.
  2. A minimum of two years of college or equivalent experience.  
  3. Strong organization skills, with an ability to manage and meet multiple deadlines
  4. Keen attention to detail and accuracy.
  5. Knowledgeable about and experienced with various social media platforms.
  6. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  7. Experience and ease with Microsoft Office, Windows systems and software
  8. Experience with Little Green Light or a comparable donor management system.
  9. A self-starter, able to problem –solve, and identify potential solutions.
  10. Experience with grant management software.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Maxine Bailey, Director of Development: mbailey@howardarea.org by July 30, 2020

Title: Dentist

Program/Department:  Health and Human Services

Full Time or Part Time/Hours per week: 28-40 hours per week

Salary: Available Upon Request

Last Date to Apply: August 22, 2020

Brief Description:

The Howard Area Community Center’s Eleanor Wester Dental Clinic is actively seeking an experienced, dedicated, reliable General Dentist to join our team in providing comprehensive and appropriate oral health services to a diverse patient population, including those living with HIV/AIDS. In this role, you will perform routine preventative and maintenance dentistry, as well as complex treatments for advanced oral diseases and injuries of teeth and gums. This person will provide emergency dental services, including diagnosis and treatment plans, general restorative procedures, crown and bridge construction, removable prosthetics, uncomplicated endodontics, minor oral surgery and initiate/interpret radiographs. In addition, the dentist will administer and prescribe anesthetics and medications, refer patients for specialty care to other clinic programs or outside agencies, conduct follow-up patient care, provide patient education and provide supervision to Dental Hygienist(s) as assigned.

Requirements & Qualifications:

  • DDS, DD or DMD
  • Illinois State Licensure
  • 3-5 years of experience providing care to diverse populations/underserved populations preferred.
  • Current Board Certification and DEA Certification required
  • Commitment to the mission of Howard Area Community Center and community-based health care services
  • Demonstrated knowledge of LGBT health-related concerns

How to apply:

E-mail cover letter and resume to:

Jason Kaiser

Director of Adult Social Service Programs

jkaiser@howardarea.org

or apply online directly via Paycom here. 

HOWARD AREA COMMUNITY CENTER

Job Description

Job Title: Grants Coordinator/Writer

Status: Full Time

Department: Development

FLSA Status: Exempt

Reports to: Director of Development

SUMMARY

The Grants Coordinator is responsible for managing grant writing, reporting and research for HACC’s portfolio of private, non-governmental funding sources.  The ideal candidate will be an excellent writer with a proven ability to track and meet multiple deadlines.  In addition to grant writing and reporting, the Coordinator is responsible for researching grant opportunities that align with programmatic and operational needs and priorities.  The Coordinator works closely with program and finance staff in collecting outcome and financial data in support of proposal submissions and reporting requirements.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Write and submit grant applications and reports to private funding sources, including foundations, corporations, civic organizations, and faith-based institutions.
  • Conduct research to identify new potential foundation and corporate funding sources and remain informed of funding priorities and trends. 
  • Track grant awards, deliverables, metrics, and deadlines.
  • Communicate and collaborate with HACC program staff on proposal narrative, including outcomes and objectives and case statements.
  • Maintain relationships with foundation program staff and facilitate meetings and site visits
  • Ensure prompt and accurate grant acknowledgment letters and collaborate with Communications Coordinator on appropriate social media recognition
  • Assist with special event planning and execution, as necessary

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  1. A proven 3-5 year track record of writing high-quality grant proposals, funding applications, and reports.
  2. A minimum of a Bachelors degree required
  3. Excellent professional and persuasive writing skills.
  4. Experience with online grant application systems.
  5. Knowledgeable about program budget development and financial reporting for nonprofits
  6. Familiarity with the local and regional foundation and corporate funding landscape.
  7. Ability to work collaboratively with the program and financial staff.
  8. Experience with grant management software.
  9. Experience managing multiple assignments with firm deadlines.
  10. Knowledgeable about social service programs and service delivery systems.

Please submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample  to Maxine Bailey, Director of Development: mbailey@howardarea.org by July 30, 2020

Program/Department: Early Childhood – Family Center
Full Time or Part Time/Hours per week: Full Time/40 hours a week
Salary: available upon request

Brief Description:

NAEYC accredited center in Rogers Park is seeking an Infant/Toddler Teacher to facilitate and teach groups of infants, toddlers, and two-year-old children in an early childhood classroom designed for the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of children. This is a full time, full year position with a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance.

Mandatory Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Appropriately facilitated individual and group care and early learning experiences in infant, toddler and twos classrooms;
  • Experience implementing a developmentally appropriate classroom environment to meet children’s social-emotional, cognitive, physical and individual needs within a model of continuity of care;
  • Experience developing and maintaining a respectful relationship with families and co-workers to ensure the optimal overall functioning of the classroom;
  • Candidates must have successfully earned a minimum of 30 college level credit hours; a minimum of 15 of those hours must be in ECE specific coursework. An AA in ECE is preferred.
  • Candidates must hold or be eligible for a Gateways Early Childhood and Infant Toddler Credential.

How to apply:

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and transcripts to adekker@howardarea.org

Program/Department: Early Childhood – Family Center
Full Time or Part Time/Hours per week: Full Time/40 hours a week
Salary: available upon request

Brief Description:

NAEYC accredited center in Rogers Park is seeking a Preschool Teacher to facilitate and teach groups of 3-5 year old children in an early childhood classroom designed for the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of children. This is a full time, full year position with a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance.

Mandatory Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Experience facilitating individual and group care and early learning experiences in mixed-aged (3s, 4s and 5s) preschool classroom;
  • Experience implementing a developmentally appropriate classroom environment to meet children’s social-emotional, cognitive, physical, and individual needs within a model of continuity of care;
  • Experience developing and maintaining a respectful relationship with families and co-workers to ensure the optimal overall functioning of the classroom;
  • Candidates must have successfully earned a minimum of 60 college-level credit hours; a minimum of 15 of those hours must be in ECE specific coursework. An AA in ECE is preferred.
  • Candidates must hold or be eligible for a Gateways Early Childhood Credential.

How to apply:

To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and transcripts to tmonroe@howardarea.org.